The Malaysian Gas Association (MGA) was formed on 21st July 1986 as a non-profit organization to serve as an effective platform to bring together the key industry players to work towards a common vision to promote a vibrant and sustainable gas industry to fuel Malaysia's economic growth and development.
Our founder members include PETRONAS, Shell, Esso, BP and Caltex and the initial Corporate Members include Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd, PETRONAS Gas Berhad, Gas Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Segari Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd and Tenaga Nasional Berhad. Over the years, the Association has charted more than two decades of 'Powering Growth' towards the promotion of the gas industry and gas utilization as a clean and efficient source of energy for economic and social development and nation building.
Today, MGA has more than 150 Corporate, Associate and Honorary members hailing from the gas and gas-related fraternities covering companies involved in gas and oil exploration, production, processing and transmission, industrial consumers, power generation, distribution and reticulation, logistic services, EPCC, consultancy, research and academic, materials, equipment, trading and regulatory agencies.
Globally, MGA is an active member of the International Gas Union (IGU) which is the most influential, effective and independent spokesman for the gas industry worldwide. In 2006, MGA was honored to be elected to the Vice Presidency role for the triennium for the year 2006 to 2009. This has culminated to the prestigious World Gas Conference (WGC) in Kuala Lumpur. With this forefront representation and leadership role in the highly respected world gas body, we have made opportune inroads in the international gas arena.
Ample opportunities and openings are made available to our members who are interested in broadening their business base and to venture internationally through participating in IGU organized events and functions and to contribute by sharing their expertise in collaborative projects. This would indeed add value and serve to enhance our positioning and competitive advantage domestically, regionally as well as internationally.
Our Association is also an active member of GASEX (Gas Information Exchange in Western Pacific Area). GASEX membership comprises of members from 15 countries/gas associations from Australia, Brunei, China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Over the years MGA has also forged warm and close rapport with regional and global gas associations. There ties have certainly served to enhance our relations and networking to evolve an important platform for the sharing and exchanging of information and expertise across the globe.
During IGU Presidency, MGA has been actively engaged in a wide range of activities and exciting events both locally as well as internationally for the aggressive advocacy of gas as the fuel of choice, with special focus on 3 special task forces on building strategic human capital, nurturing the future generations geopolitics of natural gas, propagation of value adding publications and to promote WGC 2012 and Malaysia as the host country for the world gas conference.
On the home front the Association has played a more prominent and impactful role in spearheading efforts towards the promotion and development of the gas industry, through engagements with relevant authorities and creating a platform for intellectual discourse and dialogue among key stakeholders to deliberate on contemporary gas-related and to evoke possible resolutions of pertinent matters.
International and Regional Affiliations
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MGA is a Charter Member of the International Gas Union.
The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931. It is a worldwide non-profit organization registered in Vevey, Switzerland with Secretariat currently located in Oslo, Norway.
The mission of (IGU) is to advocate for gas as an integral part of sustainable global energy system, and to promote the political, technical and economic progress of the gas industry. The more than 110 members of (IGU) are associations and corporations of the gas industry representing over 95% of the global gas market. The working organization of (IGU) covers the complete value of gas chain from exploration and production, transmission via pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as distribution and combustion of the gas at the point of use.
(IGU) encourages international trade in gas by supporting non-discrimination policies and sound contracting principles and practices, promoting development of technologies which add to the environmental benefits of gas and further enhance safe production, transmission, distribution and utilization of gas
(IGU) has the vision of being the most influential, effective and independent non-profit organization, serving as the spokesperson for the gas industry worldwide.
Gas Information Exchange in the Western Pacific (GASEX)
GASEX is the Western Pacific's official platform for the gas industry, especially in the sharing of market information amongst member economies. Formed in 1989, the 15 members of GASEX are Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, THailand and Vietnam. Malaysia is represented by the Malaysian Gas Association
The main aim of GASEX is to strengthen and to promote information exchange among member countries in order to contribute to the progress and development of the gas industry in each country. Major activities of GASEX include the organizing of the biennial conference and exhibition and technical visit.
Malaysia hosted the GASEX Conference and Exhibition in 1996.
A Logo, which falls under a category that embraces both the essence of typography and imagery, has been developed. This is normally known as an alphagyphic symbol. A combination of pictorial nuance, in this case, the Oil Drop (Oil and Gas Industry) and Industrial Icon (representing the end users Industries and homes), creating and impression of 'G' for Gas as one of the main vital energy resources in the empowerment of growth and international development.
The combination also creates alphabets 'a' and 'm' which represents Association and Malaysia. The strong yet bold parallel lines, linking both pictorial elements, create a distinct and avant garde mark.
The design is simple, as it is intended to be. As such it represents sophistications and style - attributes that reflect internationalism. The lines also symbolise pipelines and gas distribution networks, local and international.
Colours chosen for the Corporate Signature have reference to that of the Malaysian Flag, which are Blue and Red. Black is introduced to give contrast to the Logo. For the Logotype, Frutiger Light typeface is adopted for its simplicity and elegance.